jan 26, 2001 orange county performing
ms graves is a world famous mezzo soprano and this was opera in its
it was very very very formal. it was very dry. she and her pianist
seemed to snooty,
too uptight, too holier than thou. but i guess thats what she is spose
to be: a true
diva. i may have been slightly moved by her falsetto sounding
voice once, but never
tingled. the deepest most body tingly parts were the piano. as certain
with her voice very smoothly trickling down, the whole auditorium would
as the last vibrations of the last note of the piano faded away. this
was the coolest
part. the stillness & silence of the 2000+ crowd focused
on the faint fading note
was good. and it was the only thing even close to being moving.
this performance was so dry and formal that when she did her encores
went crazy (for her i guess) it was the only time the her voice or
movement or conveyed some form of life or something. even when she
hits a note
hard and with a lot of energy it comes off weak beacuse of that opera
falsetto. like she imitating a toy doll singing. it sounds too fake
to be real.
but if ya talk about hitting a demographic that would appear my type,
about her. 36 years old, brown-skinned, right mix of black and white
stucture and features (forhead, cheekbones, lips, eyes and mouth were
what i would call a perfect combination of the best features from those
she had body (booty, maybe too much), she had that white girl straight
with thick- just nappy enough to make it thick black girl type hair.
on a flyer is a
picture of her laid-out and she even got the right legs and feet. arms
black and her walk and attitude were definitely more black. she had
a walk that
looked like she lifted weights- shoulders thrown back, strong.
anywayz, i was on the 2nd tier!!! it been years since ive been this
far from the stage,
i didnt even know these levels existed. got my ticket thru ticketclub
so i cant
complain. kinda enjoyed being back up and away looking on the orchestra
section where i usually am. but i had a direct view and the acoustics
are top notch.
the ushers tell me tier 3 i best for music. as i think about it, maybe
they way and
angle its jets out towards the stage may make that true.
gentlemens club feb 2, 2001
while i was waiting outside the club for my boys, i happened to glance
up right into
the face of my favorite girl. she’s from montreal and has a nicely
cute slight accent…i let her see i was surprised and happy to see
her, no doubt she
knew i recognized her. talking to her in the club she said she likes
dead can dance.
the music the girls dance to is good. i always digs the music. and
the food in this place
is also really really good. the diet coke (bottled water and soft drinks
are $5 cause
the club is fully nude so they cant serve any alcohol) is really good.
but the service
is non-existent.it takes a hour to get a hamburger. seems like everybody
place is russian and they are cool. the girls are cool too. i chatted
briefly with a girl
from paris too. i so love female. i wish i could sketch in the
feb 3, 2001
walking on empty campuses is nice & quiet, peaceful, serene.
goregous crisp morning unlv campus, very few people, huge open areas,
nice breeze…this is a very good show. it was modern art. mostly manipulated
photography making the usual political and social statements.
the most signifigant thing that happened is this maybe my first time
with russian male. everybody knows of my passion for russian female,
but i never
have really gotten close enough to understand the male. there were
things in this
exhibit created by russian male that showed a common consciousness
seen in him before. it was cool.
i was totally all alone, completely empty gallery. able to stretch and
vibe and deep
think while being stumulated by the works in the gallery. i was literally
and danced in the vibe around me. they had a life size stuffed
polar bear which had to be about 8 feet tall and was very impressive.
i walked up
to the polar bear from siberia, looked up at him and said “i can see
why they would
call you a god”
feb 3, 2001
this is a museum of post modernism art or something. the exhibits was
modern photography by stillman. very colorful. using modern photographic
techniques to bring out deep rich modern priniting coloring. uses different
techniques to manipulate light and create abstract art. the museum
is a nice
drive from the strip, so you get away from that feeling. 3 huge gymnasium
rooms in gallery. high ceilings, practically empty.
cool to vibe the total rooms art work undisturbed. to be surrounded
by these bright
abstartct prints from up to 50 feet away. lots of deep reds and blues.
soliel – mystere feb 3, 2001 las vegas, nv
cirque is the best. so deeply spiritual that i dont want to begin to
seat was front row balcony. i could see the whole stage and theatre.
this maybe a
better seat than being up close cause things are happening all around
you and the
closer your back is to the wall the more in your periphal vision. anywayz,
was the red rooster chicken girl. so much sensuality and sexuality
in her movement.
so much graceful energy and power. strong physical attitude.
feb 3, 2001 las vegas, nv
had a good art day, a good meal, a good nap and had just left cirque
so i was
feeling good. did a couple of laps up and down the strip taking pics
and looking at
folx when i saw the statues at monte carlo. so i self-park, grabbed
my clipboard and
pencil, camera and make way to get closer.
i love vegas. i love walking right down the middle of the hottest aisles
at a pace just
slow and fast enough to grab everybodys attention. i am looking back
eye to eye at
everyone. i hit the pit bosses and suits eye to eye. all the girls,
the women, the wives
and the husbands. a walk of complete and relaxed confidence. slight
threatening with a very strong deep confidence. so deep its evident
there is no
i walk through monte carlo, grab a diet coke and get outside to the
i so love female. i am driven to do this. its a cool crisp night. lots
of different colors
of light. flashing vegas. continous sound of flowing water foutain
huge gorgeous statues. female in flight, female in motion. i could
sit for hours and do
this. dont have time or stamina for great detail tonite. feet, legs,
hair. on pedastal and
spotlit. 1am, clipboard, pencil, diet coke…
after chilling out there for about an hour or so im strolling back thru
the casino to my
car when i hear a beat. mid-tempo rap type beat. i investigated. it
was like 2am, im
tired, dude said $10 and there is only about an hour left. the music
was good though,
i was going. monte carlo pub & brewery. lots of white girls, mostly
sexy girls. (dont remember any black girls now that i think about it).
just like at the
steeler-game, the music was softened hardcore rap with a simple bassy
i was too tired to stand up so i chair danced. i sat in my chair and
laughed to myself
as i really question could i dance standing up. my legs were beat.
it was cooool.
to be worn out from the stimulation from of being close to things that
i did get up and groove a bit, i even showed off a bit…
art museum feb 6, 2001
this museum is located about a half block from a very very scenic view
of the ocean.
pacific coast highway laguna beach is beautiful and there are a lot
of galleries and
art in this area. there is a blur for the novice like me between what
for viewing and what places are for selling. both of which can fall
under the heading
the “one minute of your time” exhibit was cool cause they had samples
different types of styles and had handout with a brief description
of each. about 20
styles from early california to neoconceptualism, it was cool and informative.
museum feb 6, 2001
i have to admit i like impressionism. i like the slight blur of reality
to convey deeper
emotion and focus. i like the fact that most of it is reality based
and non-fiction. there
is a true sense of reality in the style with a fantasy blur. this museum
impressionism, especially california. also plein air paintings.
the paintings were good. oil and canvas and some good watercolors by
wachtel. the museum is on the 12th floor of an office building no straight
you cant eat in it (and feel funny doing so). the view of orange county
was good but
it was strange viewing art in an office type setting
waltz feb 6, 2001
the way the moves and gestures in ballet are meant to be smooth and
movement in this performance is meant to be edgey, stinging and shocking.
were movements meant to trigger strange emotions.
like a shark can tell by movement in the water when another fish is
movements often were like the person was hurt or in pain. the moves
sad, showed anguish, pain, despersation and dysfunction. it showed
regiment and routine.
the performers had the physical ability of dancers so they could do
emotional movements well. show violent anger.
dealt with spousal abuse, rape, sex.perversion
the setting was th huge housing projects in berlin and how all the aprtments
the same and the couch would be in the same place but the people were
different. the settings the same in many of the thousands of apartments
but the lives
were vastly different. the show started and ended with a violent scream
the girls were deliberately dressed to expose their panties. i believe
it was meant to
touch the little nasty schoolboy in me and it did. there was a pure
lust scene where
the girls were bent over with their head and two feet as legs of a
tripod. the girls
vagina (under the panties) was facing directly at the audience. they
movements in this position with their head, shoulders and arms. the
meant to be perverse and show a despair cause of stagnation, routine.
my favorite girl started in panties and a tight tank top, like she was
dressed for bed.
beautiful bare feet, strong goregous legs, nipples thru her shirt.
it was distracting at
first she was so attractive…white girl or itallian, not skinny very
show was an hour no intermission, very very very stimulating, intense.
i sat 6th row far right. many times i was still digesting what i had
just seen during
the applaud breaks so i just sat there kinda numb.
very very very very creative and innovative
people walking on walls, very clever use of props, use of a board
use of audio and video
use of broken music. hard non rhythms with hard jerky body movements
disturbing but very stimulating
|rick moody feb
7, 2001 skirball cultural center
mr moody has written many novels, one of which “the ice storm” became
that i did like with cristina ricci. he read two selections and the
coolest thing about
him was that he was cool. he had a really relaxed attitude. the subject
the stories he read was stimulating in that he hit sharp issues; masturbation,
death in a kinda rollercoaster ride of emotion from humorous to sad.
of what i saw
of the mostly closed skirball center it is a beautiful place. mostly
in attendance was
the stereo typical middled aged white female. (and looking very ordinarily
as they usually do).
and juliet feb 8, 2001 ahmanson
this was pure elizabethean shakespeare (im not actually sure what that
seemed to be done using the original wording, dialect and language
it was written in.
a good chunk of the time i didnt understand what was being said. i
could get a sense
of the mood and nature of what the characters were doing in any particular
i also got a sense of the play and production as a whole. what the
people who came
to see this play in the 1500’s liked and what they expected to see.
ticketclub: half price mezzaine (was 49.50 for seat only at boxoffice,
i paid 30.50
including service charges). first row balcony center. i was high up
and directly in front
of the stage. directly in front of me was a 3 foot high balcony wall,
i had legroom.
under me was the orchestra and leaning towards the wall i overlooked
all the beautiful
female in orchestra seating.
my angle of view of the stage was like i was watching as a supernatural
being. as if i
was looking down and into on the lives of these people. i was centered
so the stage compeletly filled my view. i could VERY comfortably see
walking out of the parking garage i look up and see 3 beautiful orange
a skyscraper and the very very bright planet venus. (goddess of love).
readng the playbill and i notice romeo is black. this really hit home
this was a production by well trained & experienced actors who seemed
to take their
parts very seriously. there were recognizable tv actors (fresh prince
dad and family
ties dad) and i got a sense that the words to this play and the parts
in it are commonly
known to actors who came up through the system. or something…like
they took deep
pride in their parts no matter what it was.
lots of talk of dicks as swords and fallic symbols
brothers as montagues, the fair juliet
romeo and his boys were playful, fun loving teenage boys
juliet red hair, very fair, soft prettty white bare feet
you got a sense of what was funny in those days
you could see basic human social interaction is still roughly the same
boys will be boys type stuff
juliet’s father was physical with her,
he grabbed her hair and threw her around when she defied him.
my favorites in this show was the black male. it was good to see strong,
viral male acted out. the male walked boldly with swords and spoke
of their cocks
often. it was pure male. to see the male bonding of the gang as it
was 500 years ago.
the strength of their togetherness.
so the greatest love story ever told is about a brother and a white
the evening basically was anti-climatic for me. it was a very special
day cause it was the birthday of the girl who took me the highest.
i believe it was with her help that i came so close to pure love that
it changed me
forever. i will never forget it, it was like my sense of time was shifted.
that love has
evolved into something much broader and encompassing. but it was that
experience of a love so pure that made me realize a feeling that good
and that changed me forever.
i created art that was inspired by that love and all things that day
were for her.
hallelujah feb 10, 2001 skirball cultural
smooth ballet type movements
opening performance for that theatre
very very diverse
black male dancing with white female in a nvery symbolic show
black male and older white male dancing together seemed very strange
older white male did not look like “dancing” type
not the type pf person to make smooth graceful dance movements
to see older white male and black male dance a close synchronized
ballet type dance. embracing and lifting each other very closely
to see stereotypical older white female (liz l) lie down on
the railing while delivering a lighthearted but very serious monologue.
to see older (50sumn) japanese female singing and dancing
to a modern funky spiritual vibe and beat
broke many stereotypical “lines”
asain influence, sponsor
almost anti christian
intense, maybe too long
everyone was barefoot
very diverse but mostly white female, all black female was over 50
two brothas were the male leads, they were good
this show was “way out there” even for me
and it was intense movement, message and music
the diversity was so deep it was shocking
(even to me “mr everybody&everything)
|star struck feb
11, 2001 huntington library
this was a really sharp modern exhibition. the displays were crisp,
clean and shiny
but overall it was still very cozy. they had quotes on the walls from
like einstein, newton, etc that were very astonomically spiritual.
like science is taking
on a mystical angle with a religous like following of people who know
how how the universe works and those who dont.
the exhibition is in two big sectioned off rooms and is relatively small
but has a lot of
cool stuff. they had some of gallieo’s (they have others, but gallieo
is my man) original
work and manuscripts. did the whole exhibit in less than an hour.
i also realized that i do much better when going to museums and stuff
alone. i can open
up and be more sensitive to the work im experienceing if my sister
wasnt there. im
telling ya, there is something very strong, instinctive and weird
within the relationships i
have with my immediate family. not so much with my kids, but with mom,
dad and sis.
something deeply rooted that skews my perception and reactions kinda…
coming here on a saturday with other visitors also felt weird. i am
use to being alone
with the information and displays in these museums. other people walking
distracted me. call me spoiled…
gift shop had really good books & novelties and semi-serious science
stuff on einstein,
universe astronomy, etc. playing was a video of a program about
einstein (i think i saw
before) and it was the part about how he didn’t like the family life.
how his time in
prague living with his wife and kids he felt like he was in prison,
commentator said that einstein felt that (and im paraphrasing a bit)
living with a
family and then doing serious scientific research and deep thinking
was like playing
the violin after us working with a hammer. your mind isnt in the right
frame needed for
deep thought. i had said something like this in my dailys. it was kinda
funny cause i had
just been on the cell phone with my daughter for 30 minutes as we rode
to the library…
no doubt i love my children, but i love the freedom of very aggressive
and un-interupted thought too
simon feb 12, 2001 pasadena
this exhibit is participating in a
month long city wide exhibition with the theme
universe. this installation “examines how artists from diverse cultural
defined spiritual connections with the cosmos.” the display seemed
to consist mostly of
stuff from the permanent collection and had a lot of southeatern asain
art, lot of hindu
stuff. in fact, the best part was not in the universe installation.
the universe installation here may have been a reach. maybe they stretched
it a bit by
putting some of the items here
this museum has a decent rodin garden and it was raining so i got some
cool pics of the
pieces wet. this place also has some pretty young girls working there.
18-20, but awful nice to look at. downstairs gaurding the extensive
collection was a young blonde russian girl. she was cute cause she
the uniforms were a long blue blazer with plaid tweed gray medium short
the girls wore black stockings and semi clumpy shiny black heeled loafers.
extremely straight blonde hair and though she didnt directly acknowledge
me, i knew
she was well aware and reacting to my presence. then i heard her talk
to one of her
co-wrkers and that russian accent went right thru me…
upstairs guarding the 19 century stuff was a young slightly middle eastern
yellow complexion with black hair and medium thinck manicured black
roundish head, heart shaped face and lots of stringy, lightly curly
black hair. i sat in
her area and tried to sketch her without her knowing (kinda) and i
found out how
hard it is to draw with a moving model. i would get quick glimpses
of the essence
i wanted to capture but she would move and i would loose it!
i think she knew i was sketching her and the game was half the fun for
me. she paced
back and forth the length of the gallery and i would concentrate on
the sound of her
clumpy loafers hitting the floor. she walked with a slow steady relaxed
pace so the
rhythm of her walk was soothing, meditative, like music. i heard her
talk to a co-worker
and she had that thick, deep, rough middle eastern female voice. i
so love female…none
of my sketches looked liked her but it was fun drawing and i discovered
the coat check girls were very cute too. one was a fast american blonde
with a hell of a
walk and the other was a soft skinned itallian looking brunette with
very soft eyes.
surrounded by beautiful female and gorgeous hindu art which most was
amercian museum feb 13, 2001
new, modern, goregous building. huge ceilings and big spaces. very
modern lines. you
could tell it was relatively new and the permanent collection hasnt
been installed yet.
once again, just drifiting in an empty beautiful galleryis good.
the big installation here was the collection by the hewitt family. way
back in the 20s they
started buying paintings and such and nowhave a collection worthy of
the works are by unknown black artists over the many years, but it
its always good to see different styles and the black artist seems to
have a general tone.
the art is political, militant or social (and i understand why). it
seems to lean to a more
impressionist type style. but in the hewitt collection was some modernly
and why was the first person i ran into a romainianish female with thick
why was the dominant demopgraphic caucasin female? white girls are
there are places you can go and not see a black female, but i cant
thinkk of any place
that is without a white girl…
science center feb 13, 2001
this place is for kids. not a lot of heavy science, but lots of interactive
stuff that is deeply
science related. very, very good for kids to learn by seeing and doing.
building with huge spaces and very modern design and angles in archetecture.
have a small cool art display that was kinda artsy deep about colors
(real colors that
we see and how we see). the “life” section was good and had stuff that
i learned from-
stuff about brain, skeletal system, protists, bacteria, cells, etc…
of cultural history feb 14, 2001
ucla campus is beautiful. nice building, was able to be alone in the
gallery with the work.
the female sculpture of alison saar is so good i think she is a lesbian,
she has deep
passion for female. the lines and curves of the female sculptures,
the expression, the
essence of what her worked shows she is deep into female. very creative
and ofcourse i noticed “white female” in her work. she is a light skinned
and the work i like best of hers was a hanging upside down woooden
a neude female with long blonda hair. the piece is about 10 feet long
and the hair
falls from the hanging female about 4 feet. the body of the female
caucasin too. in another one of her works i noticed a different body
type that looked
as if it was her, and it was. she was able to capture what may be the
types due to race in her sculpture and thats cool. (and for me to notice)
the moche exhibit had lots of these decorated waterbottle type things
from the moche
era. they showed how the lips of the bottle changed 5 times over 700
or so years.
there were so many bottles the attention for detail on each one says
that these things
were used for more than water bottles. im thinking for smoking something
the giftshop/bookstore was good. im noticing that all the giftshops
and bookstores are
pretty good. i go in there and see things that are revelant with good
watching feb 15, 2001 newport landing
didnt see any whales, but it was still well worth the $12 (had a $2
off coupon). it was
good being out on the ocean. in the openess, feeling the ocean air
and wind. feeling the
rhythm of the boat and the waves was cool too for the first 1.5 hours,
then i started to
get a bit queazy. that queaziness stayed with me till i went to bed.
left dock at 1, back at 3pm.
saw birds, seal, dolphins and the beautiful the balboa pennisula. the
birds are cool, they
follow the boats and expect to be fed. i was the only black guy on
a boat with a bunch
of seniors, kids and a few parents. i sat by the seniors and their
converstaion though very
tame in graphic language is basically the same stuff we all talk about.
it was obvious they
were a small group (about 10) that often does things together by they
played with each
other. bob was unusually quiet today. and myabe one reason a lady kept
patients was cause of her glasses. and all day one guy was sure “…to
stay out of that.”
the kids were just kids, they were good with a lot of energy. saw a
little boy-girl stuff
going on with the 9-10 yr olds. it was the girls. (its always the girls
who make the final
decision). they wanted to get a certain boys voice on some kind of
recorder. it was
fun to watch early boy-girl interaction.
|maceo parker feb
17, 2001 house of blues hollywood
i love the house of blues, it is my favorite place to see a concert.
i love white girls, the personality, the spirit, the openess, the willingness
maceo, skeet, greg and the rest of the band seemed to do a little more
this night. seem
to play longer, slightly “sloppier” which made it more funky. maceo’s
band is so tight that
“sloppy” is probably too much. they sounded good and played for like
3 hours. a funky
percussiony group “natural aphrodesiac” opened and their music had
good rhythms and
movement. i love the house of blues.
i got there early and for awhile was the only black person in the joint.
then 2 more
brothas should up and i was the only person in the building with a
hat on. (my jester’s
hat). though i had been very very lazy lately, i was as free as ever.
so confident that its
not a factor any more. partying, vibing and i was due to dance
with the energy and
intensity that seems only a concert can bring.
the thing that impressed me about this night was the amount of white
girls that introduced
themselves to me. god i love the house of blues spirit (white girl
mentality). now, im no
player or casa nova but i do walk as alpha male and this nite i had
a powerful but casual
strut. they all liked my hat. i think around 3 introduced themselves
to me, (this brotha
introduced me to a girl and i asked what was that about. he said she
asked who his
friend was (meaning me, he didnt know me) and he introduced hisself
to me then to her)
physical dancing contact with about 6, vibed dozens and smiled at the
whole house. such
a playful funky and very spiritual vibe with deep sexual instinct
right below the surface.
i love white girls. (and the alcohol helps probably, them not me, sort
also the night out dancing has helped my physical energy. i have been
soooo lazy lately
drifting around 3 winks from a coma. the energy and spirit of the dance
last night has
helped raise my physical energy.
key point of above is to convey the positive spirit, vibe, health, intellect,
and energy of the crowd at the house of blues on sunset strip in hollywood.
when its really funky & sweaty and he band is groovin, i turn around
face to face with
the crowd so i can vibe them direct. i can vibe energy and rhythm.
i can synchronize a
large group’s energy and rhythm. increasing everybody’s energy, band
cm talley was there and we hung out, no other regular funkers sighted.
stevie wonder showed up and did a little sumn sumn with maceo.